Monday, August 21, 2006

Archaeological find slows beach work
An archaeological discovery on Lake Worth's beach could delay a nineteen million dollar renovation project.

The city manager says they would have to bring in a professional archaeologist to consult as the project moves forward.

Florida's Division of Historical Resources has logged more than 200 archaeological sites in Palm Beach County, including three on Lake Worth's coastline, where human remains and fragments of ceramic pots date to 500 B-C.

The latest remains were found beneath condominiums earmarked for removal under the renovation project. Florida law gives state archaeologists jurisdiction over construction projects that unearth human remains.

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